If you are like me, when you wake up to head to the office in the morning the sky is just a little bit darker each morning, and if you are at the office at about 7 p.m. you've noticed it's not that sunny and bright anymore.
That has to mean we are getting closer to the time change right? Good or bad, the answer is yes. Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end, but we still have some time to enjoy it.
Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021. When that happens the clock will "fall back" an hour. From then until December 21, the days will get shorter.
So why do we continue to change times and go through this process twice a year? There really isn't a good answer and the people of Arizona and Hawaii have figured out how to stop the back and forth of time changes. It wasn't even debated in the Texas Legislative Session this go around. So we are basically stuck with it seems.
The best answer anyone really has on why we still have Daylight Saving Time is because it's supposed to save energy, though that claim is exaggerated. A lot of people like to blame the farmers for the time change and say they are the reason we have it. That's a myth and farmers were actually against Daylight Saving Time according to livescience.com.
Though President Woodrow Wilson wanted to keep daylight saving time after WWI ended, the country was mostly rural at the time and farmers objected, partly because it would mean they lost an hour of morning light. (It's a myth that DST was instituted to help farmers.) And so daylight saving time was abolished until the next war brought it back into vogue. At the start of WWII, on Feb. 9, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt re-established daylight saving time year-round, calling it "War Time."
So there you have it though I'm sure the answers and history don't really satisfy those who hate the time change. Just remember, November 7 is when the change happens. Hold on to that daylight as much as you can.
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